**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **The course** This course combines the study of Politics with the global and multidisciplinary perspective of International Studies. It examines theoretical and empirical approaches to political ideas and issues, both nationally and globally. The course is centred around the critical analysis of political ideas and global politics, with core modules focusing on political theory and international relations. You can also choose options from within the Department, allowing you to pursue specialised sub-fields, and study a language or choose an approved option each year in a related discipline. Optional PAIS modules include Critical Security Studies, States and Markets, United States Foreign Policy, and Politics of International Development. Exciting additional learning opportunities include our guest lecture series, the PAIS Film Club, and the chance to undertake an internship or to study abroad. You will gain a wide range of key skills, including investigative and evaluative research and presentation skills, in addition to more general transferable skills such as the ability to organise and meet deadlines, work under pressure, and work both independently and collaboratively.